Hope this finds you all well and hanging in there. What a crazy time we're living in. Pretty certain us moms (and dads) are all operating in survival mode and just doing the best we can to get through. I love the saying "we're not all in the same boat but we're weathering the same storm." Hoping you're giving yourself tons of grace and doing whatever works best for you and your family right now. Cooking dinner last night I cut two different fingers, a sure fire sign my mind was going in too many directions and it was time to throw in the towel for the day.
Crazy to me that Mother's Day is this weekend - I don't know about you, but I'm not looking for anything fancy. I'll take a few moments for self care to recharge. "Me time" is always important but even more so now that we're all together 24/7 in quarantine, navigating uncharted waters and wearing so many different hats. What are favorite ways to practice self-care lately? Here's some of mine:
Earlier this week I posted about our recent potty training success; if you haven't already, be sure to check it out. Because this was my second potty training rodeo I knew a few things that made a big difference: 1. Wait until he was ready 2. Limit the pressure 3. Keep a good attitude & remember to be positive (they will eventually get it).
Of course you get frustrated, but it's always helpful to laugh at those funny moments. I thought it would be fun to share our funniest (and perhaps yuckiest) potty training stories.
My oldest Jack trained at 2, and while he did really well, he went through a frustrating, smelly, and expensive phase of getting up and peeing in the middle of the night. Instead of making it to the potty, he would just stand up and pee all over his rug (yuck!) and he seemed totally unaware in the morning..
My recent trainee Calvin did great with pee (very few accidents, even at night) but had a strange habit of pooping in bizarre locations... there were a few times where he just pooped outside..in the driveway, in the yard, in the garage.. and THEN, one day when my husband was driving to work (to his boat) at 4am, his car smelled like poo (yup), he got to the boat and found that Calvin had gone #2 in his car and somehow managed to get it in the side pocket of the door.. just what he wanted to clean up before it was light out :-)
Nothing will phase us when we train #3 :-) What's your funniest/yuckiest story??
Because potty training is a process and accidents happen, Pull Ups are a great in-between option. My son loved the Jake and the Neverland Pirates design. The unique feature about Pull Ups is that the pattern will fade if they get wet, encouraging little ones to stay dry.
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If you're currently potty training, good luck! Take it day by day, relax, and remember it will eventually click! I'd love you to leave a comment with your funniest potty training moments. Thanks as always for stopping by!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!